John's Children


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Birth Place: Leatherhead, England
Years Active: 1966–1970, 2006–present
Genres: Rock, Psychedelic Rock

John's Children, formerly "The Silence", were a Leatherhead, England, 1960s pop-art/mod band featuring future T.Rex frontman Marc Bolan, whose 1967 single "Desdemona" was banned by the BBC for the controversial lyric, "Lift up your skirt and fly". Bolan was with the band for about four months. His main roles were to be the band's composer and play electric guitar (until then, he only played acoustic guitar). His singing voice is sometimes lead in "unofficial" recordings only (demos, BBC radio sessions). (His voice is clearly heard on "Desdemona", "Midsummer's Night Scene", "Sarah Crazy Child" and on Andy Elison's 'solo' single "Cornflake Zoo".) Throughout their short career, they were not kn... Continue Bio >>


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